Rio Ave made its way to this stage of Taca de Portugal after a close victory last time out at home against Belenenses when they were slightly more concentrated in the penalty shootout.
In the regular part, both squads managed to be effective once, but as mentioned, Rio Ave proved to be a bit sharper after penalties and booked their ticket for the quarter-finals of the campaign.
Right-back Junio is a long-term absentee without playing so far, while forward Pereira (1/0) is unlikely to play, coming slowly off from injury.
Tondela is coming to this clash after a decent appearance last time out in Liga Portugal on the road against slightly favored Boavista when they managed to take a point in a 1:1 draw.
Despite having a significant ball possession disadvantage, the visitors successfully scored first over Agra in the 71st, but the hosts responded accordingly later in the 88th, denying Tondela with a complete surprise in this one.
Defender Goncalves (5/0), midfielders Pedro (15/6), Undabarrena (14/1) and Muratora (2/0) miss out, as well as forward Boselli (6/2). Midfielder Dantas (11/0) is unlikely too.
Rio Ave vs Tondela H2H
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Leave passivity in the locker room
Even though these two are coming here from different leagues, this is after all a cup clash, where there will be no second chances for redemption. So far, these two are showing a decent amount of potency this season, and I am positive that regardless of the outcome, goals from both sides shouldn’t be absent in the upcoming Taca de Portugal encounter.
TvMoca Betting Tips: BTTS